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1903/18: A delightful and compact late 19th century LADY'S SEWING BOX in wonderful original condition. The boulle-work box is beautifully inlaid with engraved brass into a pink background and opens to reveal the fully fitted interior with all its original twelve implements ~ many of which are silver. These include: scissors; silver pencil; pair of thimbles; needle-case; silver toothpick etc., whilst the lid is lined with padded silk. The hinges and lock are all of engraved brass and it is complete with its original (working) key. Very pretty. 8ins (20cms) wide. c.1880

box, sewing, Silver, work

£675

1734/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a lovely quality early/mid 19th century mahogany WORK or OCCASIONAL TABLE in fine and original condition. The well figured top with its "Vitruvian" carved solid gallery, features beaded decoration to the frieze, with two oak-lined drawers: one to either end. To the front is a slide, whilst the whole piece is raised on beautifully turned and carved supports, joined by a turned stretcher and leading to carved cabriole legs and feet with castors below. The quality of this carving is wonderful: crisp and proud. * The slide was designed to accommodate the 'work bag' ~ an optional extra. Original drawings (copy available) show this slide as being vacant. c.1830

furniture, Gillows, Table, work

£2850